adeno-, aden-, adeni-

(Greek: gland or glands, glandular [from “acorn”])

periadenitis (s) (noun) (no pl)
Inflammation of the tissues surrounding or around a gland: While Jill was at the doctor's office for an examination, Dr. Dawson discovered a case of periadenitis pertaining to the swelling and soreness encircling one of her glands.
polyadenitis (s) (noun) (no pl)
Adenitis of several or many glands: Polyadenitis is an inflammation of the lymph nodes, especially those of the cervical group.
polyadenopathy, polyadenosis (s) (noun); polyadenopathies; polyadenoses (pl)
Adenopathy affecting many lymph nodes: Jack read in his biology book that polyadenopathy referred to a disease or disorder that involved or concerned multiple lymph nodes in a person's body.
polyadenous (adjective), more polyadenous, most polyadenous
In botany and zoology, pertaining to or involving many glands: In Tom's biology book he learned that abundant plants and animals were polyadenous, which meant that they had numerous glands.
poradenitis (s) (noun), poradenitides; poradenitises (pl)
Inflammation of lymph nodes with formation of small abscesses: The poradenitis that Dr. Small discovered in Floyd's body was located in the iliac lymph nodes.
scleradenitis (s) (noun), scleradenitises; scleradenitides (pl)
Inflammation and induration of a gland: Valerie's doctor said that the soft tissue of one of her glands had become extremely firm and hard indicating that she had a condition of scleradenitis.
sialaden (s) (noun), sialadens (pl)
A salivary gland: Arthur read in his biology book that the glands producing or secreting saliva in one's mouth were termed sialadens!
sialadenectomy, sialoadenectomy (s) (noun); sialadenectomies; sialoadenectomies (pl)
Excision of any one of the salivary glands: Sialadenectomy usually concerns one of the major salivary glands, particularly the parotid and submandibular glands.
sialadenitis, sialoadenitis (s) (noun) (no pl)
Inflammation of a salivary gland or glands; sialitis:.Chronic nonspecific sialadenitis consists of a persistent inflammatory swelling of a major salivary gland, often characterized by recurrent exacerbations. It is sometimes the result of an infection secondary to duct obstruction, for instance by a calculus.
sialadenography (s) (noun) (no pl)
Radiography of the ducts of the salivary glands: After the instillation of an opaque contrast medium into the ducts, a sialadenography can be made. This method is also called "sialangiography", "sialoadenography", "sialoangiography", or "ptyalograpy".
sialadenosis (s) (noun) (no pl)
A disease of the salivary gland: A condition of sialadeuosis refers to a non-inflammatory growth and swelling of the salivary glands.
sialadenotomy, sialoadenotomy (s) (noun); sialadenotomies; sialoadenotomies (pl)
Incision into a salivary gland: A sialadenotomy may be performed to drain an abscess or to remove a calculus.
sialadenotropic (adjective), more sialadenotropic, most sialadenotropic
Referring to something that has an influence on the salivary glands: Jack read in his biology book that certain sialadenotropic substances had an affinity for the salivary glands.
sialodacryoadenitis (s) (noun) (no pl)
Severe inflammation of the salivary and lacrimal glands in rats, caused by a coronavirus: The virus which causes sialodacryoadenitis (SDAV) is characterized by exophthalmos, facial swelling, and redness around the eyes. It is usually self-limiting, but severe forms can lead to blindness.
spiradenitis (s) (noun), spiradenititses; spiradentitides (pl)
1. Inflammation of the sweat glands: A spiradenitis is the swelling and painfulness of a cordlike structure which has its origin in the coil of a sweat gland.
2. Etymology: a small structure resembling a cord beginning in the coil of a sweat gland; from Greek speria-, "coil" + aden, "gland" + -itis, "inflammation".